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A dagger

Maker:  Maker Unknown


A dagger, the mid 16th century Iranian steel blade decorated with gold arabesques and a verse; the 16th century Turkish hilt and scabbard of white jade, inlaid with gold in rosettes and lines, set with hessonite garnets, 34.3cm. long. Traditionally known as Henry VIII's dagger, and purchased from the Arundel Collection by Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford in 1720. Previously described as 17th or 18th century Moghul work.

ID:  9850

Currently kept at: Welbeck Abbey



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